2022-04-04 E-Edition

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Quilting isn’t so easy now, but Barnhill is still at it

Two years ago Ann Barnhill wasn’t sure if she would ever sew again. Barnhill was working at her quilting shop, Quilting Sew Easy, on Limestone Street when she realized something was “off” with her vision. Two days later she was in surgery for a detached retina. Although the surgery was successful, Barnhill’s vision in her right eye never returned; and […]

It’s Official

City awarded $3.3 million grant for Revolutionary War Discovery Center

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.3 million grant to the city of Gaffney, South Carolina, to create a new Revolutionary War Discovery Center and revitalize the local tourism industry. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan.This project will boost the local tourism industry by […]


Although the turnout was light, those who did attend Saturday’s KNOW(2) Rock & Ride event enjoyed good music, good weather and good food. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.


Occupation: Cashier, Walmart Hometown: Gaffney Family: Mother, Minnie Ruth Petty Education: Gaffney High School Favorite book: The Bible Favorite movie: “Madea Goes To Jail” Favorite song: “I’m In Your Care” by the Canton Spirituals Favorite entertainer: Madea Favorite food: Rice & gravy Hobbies: Exercising Dream car: Jaguar XJE Cat person or dog person: Dog Best vacation: Miami, FL Place I’ve […]

Officer’s action basis for lawsuit


A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Gaffney for the actions of a former officer who allegedly made a false arrest and assaulted a citizen in December of 2020. Catherine Gregory, represented by attorney Fletcher Smith, is seeking $350,000, claiming false arrest and imprisonment, assault and battery, gross negligence, failure to properly hire, train and supervise, intentional infliction […]

‘Gaffney isn’t just a football town’

Coby Epley never realized competition in heating and air conditioning could be cool until he won a state Skills USA championship. Now Epley has his sights set on even bigger things after winning his second straight state heating and air conditioning (HVAC) championship in Greenville. It’s the second time he gets to represent South Carolina in the national finals. Epley […]

Police chief quizzed about staff turnover

“I can do a better job.” That was the candid response from new Gaffney Police Chief Gerald Knight during a recent appearance before the City of Gaffney’s Committee of the Whole. Knight’s remark followed questioning from Gaffney City Councilwoman Steph Smith who asked about morale in the department, specifically an officer who resigned to take a lower paying job. Knight, […]

Short meeting expected

In one of the lightest agendas in memory, Cherokee County Council meets today to discuss – NOT MUCH. Solicitor Barry Barnette is scheduled to appear before council members. The only other items will be a resolution to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and a bid opening for the grinding of yard waste at the county landfill. Cherokee County Administrator […]

Charter Academy names new director

A veteran North Carolina principal has been named the new Cherokee Charter Academy school director. The school Board of Directors announced the hiring of Jason Byrd Thursday evening at a special called meeting. Byrd comes to Cherokee Charter Academy with vast experience as a school leader, serving as principal of Cliffside Elementary, Pinnacle Elementary and Chase Middle School. Byrd replaces […]